Need an excuse to get a cocktail after a long week? Here’s a good one–today is National Cocktail Day. Before you head home from work, stop by your favorite bar, pub, or restaurant to celebrate the much needed holiday. If you want to celebrate by going somewhere you haven’t been before, check out these hot spots below, all of which feature a special drink from their menu.
If you’re from Indianapolis and enjoy spending time in the city, you know Mass Ave. Filled with endless restaurants, shops, and galleries, Mass Ave won’t let you down when it comes to finding a place to celebrate today.
Tavern at the Point
Blood Orange Sparkler
Tito’s Handmade Vodka, blood orange liqueur, lemon, bubbles
Pelotón de la muerte mezcal, cucumber juice, luxardo maraschino liqueur, agave, cumin ancho rim
Delaware Street has the best of both worlds–highly rated restaurants and new bars that offer unique cocktails with delicious food.
Blackberry Bourbon Sidecar
Old Forester Bourbon, cointreau, lemon juice, blackberry jam
Malibu rum, re’al coconut syrup, blue curaçao, pineapple juice, sprite
NESSO Coastal Italia
Gardening at Night
Cardinal ‘Terra’ Gin, cucumber, black pepper citrus, prosecco
But don’t feel like you have to stick around those streets–there are plenty more bars to check out Downtown that are worth celebrating at as well. Downtown Olly’s Red Car Jerry Sailor Jerry fruited up with strawberry Schnapps and topped off with lemonade Howl at the Moon Peanut Butter Old Fashioned Maker’s Mark Bourbon, Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey, finest call simple syrup, fee brothers aztec chocolate bitters Tappers Arcade Bar Thicker Than Water Whiskey, triplo, blood orange simple, lemon, soda water
You can't buy happiness, but you prepare a cocktail, and that's kind of the same thing.